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2 Why did millions of immigrants come to America?

3 escape political and religious persecution

4 Which group did not emigrate voluntarily?

5 Slaves from Africa

6 Why did many Irish people come to America?


8 Which part of the world did most of the new immigrants who arrived after 1880 come from?

9 Southern and Eastern Europe

10 Why were the majority of immigrants to the United States between 1880 and 1920 labeled “new immigrants”?

11 The “new immigrants” were culturally different from most earlier immigrants

12 Describe the journey to America from Europe in the late 1800's

13 The journey to America from Europe in the late 1800's
was a boring and long boat trip across the Atlantic Ocean

14 Why did the United States government open Ellis Island in 1892?

15 In 1892, the United States government opened Ellis Island primarily to process immigrants arriving from overseas

16 What does the poem on the Statue of Liberty indicate about the U.S.?

17 Emma Lazarus, "The New Colossus"
"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" by Emma Lazarus, New York City, 1883 According to the passage from Emma Lazarus’ poem, the Statue of Liberty will give a home to all immigrants.

18 Immigrants from Asia entered America through which processing center in San Francisco?

19 Angel Island

20 What does THE MELTING POT theory of immigration state?

21 A new kind of America will develop from the mixtures of people who have come to the United States.

22 What does THE SALAD BOWL theory of immigration state?

23 Immigrants do not lose the unique aspects of their cultures like in the melting pot model, instead they retain them. The unique characteristics of each culture are still identifiable within the larger American society, much like the ingredients in a salad are still identifiable,

24 What was the experience of most of the “new immigrants” who arrived in the United States from southern and eastern Europe in the late 1800s and early 1900s?

25 They lived in urban areas and most held low paying jobs.

26 Where were Tenements found?

27 TENEMENTS were found in the ghetto of large cities.

28 GHETTO: a poor, crowded part of a city occupied by the same ethnic group

29 Why did most "new immigrants" move to the cities in the late 1800's?

30 They held low paying jobs in factories.

31 How did Congress respond to anti-Chinese feelings in America in 1882?

32 How did Congress respond to anti-Chinese feelings in America in 1882?
They passed the Chinese Exclusion Act

33 Why did the “new immigrants” face discrimination in America?

34 Nativism a belief that new groups were inferior to earlier settlers

35 According to the 14th Amendment, what are two ways a person can become a U.S. Citizen?

36 Born in the United States

37 What is the main objective of United States immigration policy today?

38 Reduce the number of Illegal Immigrants

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